TOURISM and Hospitality Industry minister, Walter Mzembi has expressed doubts over the effectiveness of bond notes, urging the government to instead adopt the South African rand.Mzembi, who was speaking on South African television news channel, ANN7, on Wednesday, said it would be sensible to turn to the rand, as South Africa was Zimbabwe’s major trading partner.

“I am following the debate on bond notes with a lot of interest. But notwithstanding the fact that I am a Cabinet

Opposition leaders, including MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, are likely to attend the burial of veteran nationalist, Cephas Msipa, tomorrow at the National Heroes’ Acre in Harare.


MDC-T secretary general, Douglas Mwonzora said the party’s top leadership would attend.

“Some of our leaders will definitely attend the burial,” he said without giving specifics.

Asked if Tsvangirai would attend, Mwonzora said the veteran opposition leader would want to attend, but did not

TWO foreign pastors at Holy Fire Ministry have been arrested for flouting immigration laws and duping congregants of their cash.

Pastors Paul William along with his Ugandan counterpart Pastor Josephs operated in Waterfalls where they allegedly fleeced unsuspecting congregants.

They are expected to appear in court today.

An impeccable source last night told H-Metro the duo has been using fake passports.

“These pastors have been charging one on one session for US$20.

VILLAGERS and farmers in remote districts of Zaka in Masvingo province have resorted to spilling oil on highways so trucks carrying donated food aid are involved in accidents after which they can steal the aid.

So daring are the culprits who claim the tactic is a way of fighting hunger. They are also not concerned that these
accidents can also claim the lives of drivers and even other passengers travelling in the trucks.

The crafty villagers usually target non-governmental

PARLIAMENT has summoned Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo to explain allegations that he and his deputy Dr Godfrey Gandawa siphoned nearly more than half a million dollars from Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) allegedly to strengthen their social ties in their respective constituencies at the expense of the intended beneficiaries. Prof Moyo is Tsholotsho North legislator, while Dr Gandawa is Magunje lawmaker.


A Harare man, who shot his father on both legs after he tried to attack him with a machete over allegations that he was having a se.xual relationship with his stepmother, was acquitted yesterday. Edward Radzokota (31) was facing an attempted murder charge, alternatively negligent discharge of a gun.

Harare magistrate Mr Noel Mupeiwa found him not guilty on both charges.

Radzokota was given back his gun licence but the gun, a 7.65mm CZ pistol was given to the Zimbabwe Republic Police and

A Zimbabwean who was trapped when he tried to meet a 14-year-old girl for s.ex has been jailed in the UK for 18 months.

Rugby player Richard Ganyata thought he was meeting a schoolgirl for a weekend of fun at Saracens Amateur RFC in Hendon, north London. The 33-year-old had told the girl to pretend she was his little sister’s friend when she arrived at the rugby club where he says he has been living.

But Ganyata had actually been talking to a vigilante group called ‘Internet

Rapper Stunner has been slammed by some on social media for what they say was his bragging for doing community service for negligent driving.

Desmond Mapini told him  that : “you are not even showing remorse, let alone humility, you should be doing your community service in private. What you did in the cbd of all the places was shameful and disgraceful if you had kept yourself away for this period surely that would show humility on your part but alas u brag.”

But Stunner

Epworth murder cases were last month recorded in Epworth with a total of 920 crimes having been attended to. This was revealed early this week during the crime awareness campaign held in wards 3, 5 and 6. During the campaign, the police, Crime Consultative Committee along with pastors from various churches vowed to unite and fight crime in areas which falls under Chitungwiza district. These include Epworth, Hatfield, Airport (Manyame), Zengeza, St Marys’ and Chitungwiza. Speaking on the

BULAWAYO residents will on Saturday benefit from the first ever free medical health expo that will see then coming face to face with experts in the medical field.

The one-day expo, which is being hosted by the Zimbabwe Medical Association (Zima), will kick off at the Bulawayo City Hall car park at 8AM.

Zima Matabeleland branch secretary general Dr Henry Kuzanga said the event is meant to bring health specialists to the public that they serve.

“We are bringing in all specialists

HIGHER Education minister Jonathan Moyo on Wednesday appeared in court on Zimdef fraud accusations but begged the magistrate for more time to get his papers in order.

Moyo and his lawyer Advocate Lewis Uriri appeared before Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo in chambers.

“I can confirm we appeared in chambers before Justice Matanda-Moyo and the matter was postponed to October 25 for hearing” Uriri is quoted saying.

Advocate Sylvester Munyaradzi Hashiti, instructed by Simon Mupindu

Organisers of the Jah Prayzah and Diamond Platnumz ‘Watora Mari Concert’ have just announced that the gig will now happen in December.

Initially, the show was scheduled for 28 October 2016 at the Glamis Arena.

This is the second time in as any days that the organisers have announced changes to the show.

Firstly the gig was moved from the HICC to Glamis Arena in a move that 2Kings said would accommodate a bigger crowd since the two performers are household names.

Dee Nosh

Noisettes singer Shingai Shoniwa has spoken for the first time of her ordeal at the hands of a stalker, her ex partner.

She says it was like “murder in slow motion”. The musician’s ex-partner Pardeep Sall bombarded her with phone calls and texts, and even entered her flat, after refusing to accept their break up.

Stalking is a “personal terrorism” that left her fearing for her safety and forced her parents to move house, she told the Victoria Derbyshire


A woman from Mpumalanga has been divorced by her husband on their honeymoon just a few days after their wedding.

The bridegroom dumped the woman after he saw her with no make-up for the first time according to a psychologist who counselled the unidentified woman.

The 40-year-old groom divorced his 35-year-old bride, said the doctor, because the husband believed she did not look as pretty as before the wedding and accused her of deceiving him by using so many cosmetics, including fake

You’re driving along and a snake suddenly jumps through your window and lands on your dashboard. What do you do?

That was the dilemma facing a Zimbabwean driver in the eastern city of Mutare last week and he did not think twice: he jumped out of his moving vehicle, according to the Manica Post newspaper.

Julius Hozheri’s driverless delivery van rammed into a shopping centre in central Mutare, the paper says in its latest edition.

Fortunately no-one was hurt but part of a

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